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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 10, 2009 9:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks one and all!

The only quibble I have is that the 65 studio recordings were not, to my knowledge, influenced by the "suits" but I largely take your point for the first album in 67...

This was what really got me thinking about it...the Scorpio sessions and what have you appear to largely be a result of the boys deciding what would be commercially viable, and thus, I am now thinking THEY came up with Early Morning Rain, and so on...

But, this is pure speculation...maybe others were looking over they shoulders and pushing them away from Pig tunes...

And, we certainly have all the comments by Jerry and others as to Pig's importance, which is what has always caused me to view him as you and the others describe below.

What I was thinking about is what caused the differences with all the studio material, whether it be the ones with Warner jerking them around (first) or their own time (65) or their own creativity (anthem), it seemed Pig got the short end of the stick.

I guess I am inclined to see it along the lines Earl provided...that was where I got the "figurehead" notion. He can be as important as all get out without necessarily translating to studio production material.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jun 10, 2009 11:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks one and all!

Well, they did make it up to him with Side 3 of "Live/Dead"...